November 2002 Calendar Listings

For Immediate Release

October 25, 2002

Calendar Listings: November 2002

Sterling & Francine Clark Art Institute
225 South Street, Williamstown, MA
Hours: Tuesday through Sunday, 10AM-5PM (Closed Thanksgiving)
Admission: Free (Nov-May)


through April 27, 2003
Tadao Ando, Architect
Tadao Ando, the winner of the prestigious Pritzker Architecture Prize and the recipient of the 2002 American Institute of Architects Gold Medal, is one of the most celebrated architects working today. This exhibition features 15 buildings and projects through models, drawings, photographs, and videos in an installation specially designed by the architect.


Friday, November 1, 2002
4:00 p.m.
Film: An Autumn Afternoon (1962, 112 minutes)
Part of the film series "Yasujiro Ozu and the Architectonics of Film." Admission is free.

Saturday, November 2, 2002
1:00-4:00 p.m.
"Inside Outside" Family Program
Learn about architecture in this afternoon of family activities in celebration of the exhibition Tadao Ando: Architect. At 1:00 p.m. a gallery talk will explore the relationship of space and light inside and outside of buildings. A self-guided tour will be available all day. The slide show "Tip of the Iceberg," at 2:30 p.m., will show some of Ando's work and other interesting buildings. Throughout the day, kids will design and build their own model buildings. Admission free.

Tuesday, November 5, 2002
5:30 p.m.
Clark Lecture
Marc Gotlieb, Clark Fellow and associate professor at the University of Toronto, will give the lecture "Stain, Splatter, and Pour: How to Paint Blood in the 19th Century." Presented by the Research and Academic Program of the Clark Art Institute.

Saturday, November 9, 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
"Grave Matters: Memory, Memorial, Mourning"
This interdisciplinary symposium is based on forthcoming book Grave Matters by Mark C. Taylor, Cluett Professor of Humanities and Religion at Williams College, and the related exhibition opening at MASS MoCA October 31. The symposium will probe the ways in which modern artists, writers, philosophers, and architects have struggled to figure death. Symposium registration is $25 ($20 for students and members of the Clark, MASS MoCA, or the Williams College Museum of Art). Reservations strongly recommended. 413-458-2303, extension 324.

Tuesday, November 12, 2002
5:30 p.m.
Clark Lecture
Clark Fellow Cécile Whiting, professor of art history at UCLA, will give the lecture "Pop's L.A." Presented by the Research and Academic Program at the Clark Art Institute.

Thursday, November 14, 2002
12:30 p.m.
Desert Island Pictures
Michael Cassin, curator of education, will give a half-hour gallery talk about Gerrit Adriaensz. Berckheyde's Church of St. Cecelia, Cologne. In this lunchtime lecture series, offered on the second Thursday of the month, curators discuss works in the Clark collection that they would take with them if "stranded on a desert island." The talk is free with gallery admission.

Friday, November 15, 2002
4:00 p.m.
Film: The Gleaners and I (2000, 82 minutes)
This film by Agnes Varda is part of the series "The Self-Portrait in Cinema." Admission is free.

Tuesday, November 19, 2002
5:30 p.m.
Clark Lecture
Clark Fellow Nicholas Mirzoeff, professor of comparative literature at SUNY Stony Brook, will give the lecture "Strange Attractors: Jewish-Queer Affinities in the Age of Oscar Wilde." Presented by the Research and Academic Program of the Clark Art Institute.

Friday, November 22, 2002
4:00 p.m.
Film: Sherman's March (1986, 155 minutes)
This film by Ross McElwee is part of the series "The Self-Portrait in Cinema." Admission is free.

Wednesday, November 27, 2002
1:00 p.m.
"Every Picture Tells a Story" Mini-Course
Have you ever wondered just what those women of Amphissa are up to? Find out in this mini-course taught by curator of education Michael Cassin. Some works of art illustrate recognizable narratives, while some stories are less obvious. This four-part course explores some of the ways in which visual artists incorporate narrative subject matter into their work. Slide talks will be followed by viewings of the objects in the galleries. Cost for the entire course is $18 for members, $22 for non-members (individual talks are $5 for members, $6 for non-members). Pre-registration recommended. For more information or to register, call 413-458-2303, extension 363.

Friday, November 29, 2002
4:00 p.m.
Film: Caro Diario (1993, 100 minutes)
This film by Nanni Moretti is part of the series "The Self-Portrait in Cinema." Admission is free.

The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts.  The galleries are open Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission is free through May.  For more information call 413-458-2303 or visit

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